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Mail Call - May 11

May 10, 2012

“Would someone please tell me how many games a year the Suns play in Hagerstown? Also, I agree with the person from Monrovia, Md. Baseball players do not need to wear gloves, and I’m sick of the girls putting their hair behind their ear.”
— Hagerstown

“I have not heard anything of what is to become of the present stadium if a new one is built. Municipal Stadium has a lot of history here for us, and I feel it should be kept. It would make more sense and save a lot of money if they would renovate Municipal Stadium. There is no guarantee, if this new stadium is built downtown, that everything they will say will happen, or if the Suns, after a few years, don’t up and leave. With this bad economy, people are not going to pay $8 a ticket and pay for parking, too.”
— Hagerstown

“Hagerstown caller, because you urge only Republicans not to vote, and falsely claim Romney’s views are moderate, when his stated primary views are quite conservative, I don’t believe you’re a conservative or a Republican. It’s a longtime, often-used, leftist partisan tactic to pose as your opponent to attack our candidate, and I urge fellow Republicans not to fall for it, and vote for Romney. Not my first choice, but far preferable to President Obama, because not voting is, in effect, voting to re-elect Obama.”
— Frederick, Md.

“I’m not against a new senior center here in Washington County, but Hagerstown Community College is not the proper location. I’m not against a new baseball stadium, but the Baltimore Street location is not the best for the city and county.”
— Hagerstown

“I hope Heather’s article on page A1 of today’s paper is in error. Otherwise, the county recycling program is going from dumb to dumber. We live in the pilot area, so we’re going to have to pay a private company to profit from our recycling, since we’re not going to be allowed to use the county landfill, where recycling is free. OK, although it’s not going to be free anymore, it’s going to charge us $3 a month.”
— Hagerstown

“If the commissioners and everybody that is voting to put this stadium in the center of Hagerstown really want to know what should be done, they ought to put it up for a vote before the people, and do what the people want, not what they want. The people are the ones who they are working for, not themselves. So they should put it up before a vote for the people.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“Instead of the West Virginia Department of Transportation having meetings for bicycle paths all over Jefferson County, how about finishing Route 340, the 3.9 miles to the Virginia line? The bicycle paths over the county is a waste of taxpayers’ money.”
— Charles Town, W.Va.

“I read the police briefs, the Hagerstown police briefs, and I’m just alarmed at the number of domestic violence issues. Last week in four days there were five domestic violence incidents. This week in four days, there were seven. What’s going on, Hagerstown?”
— Hagerstown

“You know what I’ve heard from the Republican Party in the last two weeks? Silence, dead silence. You blame President Obama for the gas prices going up. Why don’t you blame him or give him credit when they’re going down? Went down 11 cents in the last two weeks. Come on, call Mail Call. Holler, scream, ‘Obama, gas prices are going down. It’s your fault.’ I didn’t think so.”
— Hagerstown

“I am sick and tired of people making comments about ... football teams and baseball teams in Mail Call. These things are irrelevant in such hard economic times. We need to focus on getting President Obama out of the White House.”
— Smithsburg

“Personally, I don’t like seeing crosses and flowers and pictures on sites where people were killed. It’s distracting and depressing for the driver. Cemeteries are for the dead. Visit your loved ones where they are. Anyway, why would you want to go make the place where your loved one was killed so sacred? It’s like having a loved one killed with a gun, and then you wear the gun around your neck as a necklace.”
— Clear Spring

“I received the robocall message the other morning that was in this morning’s paper. Had my phone number for five years. I’ve never gone to any websites to sign up for these messages. I just started getting them about six months ago. I want them to stop. How can I get my number removed from the city, so that I do not longer get these calls? I don’t want the messages, and I want them to stop calling my phone number. If anybody knows how to get the number removed, or the name of the website to go to, I certainly would appreciate it.”
— Hagerstown

“To the Hagerstown caller, regarding ‘Think before pulling the lever’: At the rate this president is running up the debt, in 10 years America will be Third World status. There are no guarantees in life except death. If our nation doesn’t rein in this debt, rest assured there will be nothing for future generations to draw from. You can’t spend your way to prosperity. If that were true, everyone would be millionaires. Socialism on this scale does not work. Maybe you should think about that.”
— Washington County

“Well, Newt Gingrich finally threw in the towel, after six months and $4 million in debt. Can you imagine him in the White House for four years? Boy, we dodged a bullet that time, didn’t we? Another thing, (Tim) Rowland said in the newspaper that there was a blurred line between serious and frivolous, in the social media. I think it’s between truth and slander.”
— Hagerstown

“Keep up the good work, Mr. Kline. I’d rather get a call at 5:30 in the morning than not have the system working at all. I’m glad that the county is doing this system and backing the system, and it seems to be working, and has worked in the past. Thank you very much. No apology necessary. Have a great day.”
— Clear Spring

“I am a homeless person, and I support Mitt Romney for president. He is building a beach house in California. I live in a tent in the woods along Hopewell Road. To be more like Mitt, I am going to get another tent and place it along the Conococheague Creek. I also want to thank the man for letting me use his phone.”
— Halfway

“I am so tired of reading that Social Security is an entitlement. Those of us who worked paid into Social Security since the 1930s, and it is our money.”
— Hagerstown

“On the front page of both sections of the paper on May 3 was a picture of blessing of animals. I would like to know the Biblical basis for such a practice, or the origin of it.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

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